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Collection and recycling of portable batteries: a worldwide overview compared to the Brazilian situation

TitleCollection and recycling of portable batteries: a worldwide overview compared to the Brazilian situation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBernardes AM, Espinosa DCR, Tenorio JAS
Journal TitleJournal of Power Sources
Volume124
Pages586-592
KeywordsBattery collection, Battery disposal, Battery recycling
AbstractAround the world there is no doubt about the increasing importance of recycling and the connected issue of sustainable development.In Brazil the new 2000 regulations have prompted society to discuss the future of spent batteries. Worldwide, different battery collectionsystems and recycling processes have been applied in the last 10 years. This paper presents the options applied in Europe and in the USAand compares the world situation to the current Brazilian reality.
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